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This error message refers to a system crash or other abnormal termination of a computer program, caused by a memory conflict or some other (usually unidentifiable) glitch.
Computer Error Code: ABnormal END or ABortive END.
An AbEnd (also abnormal end or abend) is an abnormal termination of software or a program crash. This usage derives from an error message from the IBM OS/360, IBM zOS operating systems. Usually capitalised, but may appear as “abend”.
The nightly invoicing job abended at 3am.
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